Physics

**PHY ****630: ****Cosmology**** (4)**

*Prerequisite: PHY 416: General Theory of Relativity*

Brief introduction of cosmological distant scales - Astronomy and cosmology, galaxies, radio sources, Quasars, coordinate systems, Hubble expansion Brief review of general theory of relativity:

Relativity to Cosmology: Einstein field equation, luminosity distance, horizon and hubble radius, angular size redshift relation.

Relics of big-bang: radiation dominated universe, thermodynamical treatment of early universe, nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background addition,.

Problems with standard big-bang theory: inflationary paradigm, Formation of large scale structure of universe

Theory of Cosmic microwave background radiation*Suggested Books*:

- Modern Csmology, Scott Dodelson, Academic Press
- An Introduction to Modern Cosmology, J. V. Narlikar, Cambridge University Press
- Physical Cosmology, P.J.E. Peebles, Princeton Series in Physics
- Cosmological Physics, J. A Peacock, Cambridge Astrophysics
- Gravitation and cosmology: principles and applications of the general theory of relativity, Steven Weinberg, John Wiley & Sons, In

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